Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Guest Proof Your Living Space for Entertainment

Are you ready for your guest?

Does the gathering room provide sociable seating areas?
Is the gathering room spacious and functional?
Does the gathering room have a defined entrance?

Glad you are here today. Always enjoy the visit. Wishing all a Merry Christmas...

Can't you tell, I get so excited this time of the year?  It's another reason to spend time with family and friends.

I am also excited to share what works for me during the holiday!


entertaining can be very stressful


on the other hand,
it is an enjoyable occasion as quality time is spent together.

Let's begin!

with the WOW Factor

I just want to "WOW" each guest with a festive and  welcoming entryway,


the foyer serves as a pass through,


an easy access to the living area, which is crucial at this point.

Merry Factor

So happy when my guest mingle,  navigating freely around the room


because of the layout
(the heaviest piece of furnishings anchored along the longest wall),


not against the wall,
small- scale furniture mixed with big furnishings creating a balance for the room
less is more

Joy factor

I love the joyful noise

as conversations are engaged simply because of proper furnishing placement.
(sofa and small chairs facing each other creating a 1-on -1 conversation or a group conversation).


ample seating (an ottoman can serving double duty: seating, and a place to rest your glass.

How do I know my home is guest-friendly?

...the guest definitely 
not rushed to leave....

 Thanks for stopping by the Houz.
Happy Holidays!

Susan @ MiMI's Houz
images via pinterest


  1. This is beautiful - I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and will have a prosperous New Year!

  2. That was great, friend!
    hope you enjoyed your Christmas and that it was FESTIVE!

    Keep it Touched,

  3. The wow factor is right! What a lovely, festive arrangement for the holidays. Simple with the right placement, I have no doubt that your guests had a merry time. ♥ it. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I do like having guests come over and just hang out.. but i do not like decorating for the holidays.. too much work to setup then take down for me..

  5. Great tips! Thank you for sharing on Whatever Wednesday @ Thank You Honey.